I have been showing one story homes to my clients for the past two weeks. The husband just turned eighty years old, and the wife is in her seventies and had knee surgery several years ago. While they can both manage stairs, they would prefer a one-story home with no stairs for obvious reasons.
Although we have found homes to consider, I’ve been struck by the limited selection of available homes. Once we saw everything in their price range, I began to ask around my office for upcoming listings.
I said: “Got any upcoming listings? I’ve got a buyer looking for a one-story.”
Guess what the response was!
“You and every other agent out there!”
It’s not just agents with older clients looking for these homes. Returning military often prefer not to navigate stairs either. Many have suffered various injuries from their service, and some can’t even consider going up and down stairs with frequency.
Guess who else doesn’t like stairs? All those active folks out there who have suffered sports injuries in the past. Just the memory of having to hobble up and down steps reminds athletic people that stairs in your home are not always your friend.
If you have a one-story home that you are considering selling, now is the time to list it for sale. The need is out there. Don’t wait until spring because your competition is currently low, but more sellers dump their homes on the market after the first of the year.
It’s a great time to get top dollar for your one-story home. Call me to find out what your house might sell for.